, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and to our posterity to ordain and establish this constitution for the united states of america. >> now, he did not write that himself. yes, it was constitution day on the floor of the house of representatives. read the constitution day. remember two years ago when republicans took over the house, john boehner became speaker for the first time, they decided to make a big show out of reading the constitution page by page on the floor of the house as one of their first acts? well, they apparently enjoyed that so much a couple of years ago when they did it the first time that they decided to bring it back. so today for more than an hour, members of the house took turns reading a section of the constitution, again. and honestly, the second time around, the whole thing sort of lost a little bit of steam compared with last time. all told, just 74 members of the house turned up today to read parts of the constitution. now organizers had said they expected 120 members to show up.